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Chapter 5

PSYB30H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Personality Development, Longitudinal Study, Extraversion And Introversion


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYB30H3
Professor
Lisa Fiksenbaum
Chapter
5

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Personality
Part 1: Dispositional Domain
Ch. 5 Personality Dispositions over Time
Conceptual Issues: Personality Development, Stability, Coherence, & Change
What is Personality Development?
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Rank Order Stability
Rank order stability:
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*(If we measured height from the age of 12 to 18, we would likely see high degrees of: rank order stability)*
Mean Level Stability
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Mean level change
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Personality Coherence
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*(
.*(
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.(
  -  >
@(
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(
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4(
(
Ethnic differences in body satisfaction.
Cultural differences in coming of age rituals.
Individual Di+erences
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(
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# /*
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A:
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
(
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Personality Stability Over Time
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B*
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% Temperament(
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Temperament( 
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